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Twilight Princess optimal equipment guide

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Ordon Village and Faron Woods 

Action items

  • Fishing Rod
  • 2 Bottles
  • Slingshot
  • Lantern

Collectibles

  • Ordon Sword
  • Ordon Shield
  • Hero’s Clothes
  • Wallet

Other

  • 3 1/5 Hearts
  • 1 Hidden Skill

Forest Temple 

Action items

  • Fishing Rod
  • 2 Bottles
  • Slingshot
  • Lantern
  • Gale Boomerang

Collectibles

  • Ordon Sword
  • Ordon Shield
  • Hero’s Clothes
  • Wallet

Other

  • 4 3/5 Hearts
  • 1 Hidden Skill

Eldin Province and Death Mountain 

Going to Eldin

Collecting Light Tears

Gearing up for Goron Mines

Action items

  • Fishing Rod
  • 2 Bottles
  • Slingshot
  • Lantern
  • Gale Boomerang
  • Iron Boots

Collectibles

  • Ordon Sword
  • Ordon Shield
  • Hylian Shield
  • Hero’s Clothes
  • Wallet

Other

  • 5 1/5 Hearts
  • 2 Hidden Skills
  • 10 Golden Bugs

Goron Mines 

Action items

  • Fishing Rod
  • 2 Bottles
  • Slingshot
  • Lantern
  • Gale Boomerang
  • Iron Boots
  • Hero’s Bow

Collectibles

  • Ordon Sword
  • Ordon Shield
  • Hylian Shield
  • Hero’s Clothes
  • Wallet

Other

  • 6 3/5 Hearts
  • 2 Hidden Skills
  • 10 Golden Bugs

Lanayru Province 

After Goron Mines

Collecting Light Tears

Gearing up for Lakebed Temple

Action items

  • Fishing Rod
  • 3 Bottles
  • Slingshot
  • Lantern
  • Gale Boomerang
  • Iron Boots
  • Hero’s Bow
  • 3 Giant Bomb Bags
  • Hawkeye

Collectibles

  • Ordon Sword
  • Ordon Shield
  • Hylian Shield
  • Hero’s Clothes
  • Zora Armor
  • Big Wallet

Other

  • 8 3/5 Hearts
  • 3 Hidden Skills
  • 20 Golden Bugs

Lakebed Temple 

Action items

  • Fishing Rod
  • 3 Bottles
  • Slingshot
  • Lantern
  • Gale Boomerang
  • Iron Boots
  • Hero’s Bow
  • 3 Giant Bomb Bags
  • Hawkeye
  • Clawshot

Collectibles

  • Ordon Sword
  • Ordon Shield
  • Hylian Shield
  • Hero’s Clothes
  • Zora Armor
  • Big Wallet

Other

  • 10 Hearts
  • 3 Hidden Skills
  • 20 Golden Bugs

Master Sword and hunting Poes 

Action items

  • Fishing Rod
  • 4 Bottles
  • Slingshot
  • Lantern
  • Gale Boomerang
  • Iron Boots
  • Hero’s Bow
  • 3 Giant Bomb Bags
  • Hawkeye
  • Clawshot
  • Ghost Lantern

Collectibles

  • Ordon Sword
  • Master Sword
  • Ordon Shield
  • Hylian Shield
  • Hero’s Clothes
  • Zora Armor
  • Magic Armor
  • Big Quiver
  • Big Wallet

Other

  • 11 Hearts
  • 4 Hidden Skills
  • 21 Golden Bugs
  • 29 Poe Souls

Gerudo Desert 

Action items

  • Fishing Rod
  • 4 Bottles
  • Slingshot
  • Lantern
  • Gale Boomerang
  • Iron Boots
  • Hero’s Bow
  • 3 Giant Bomb Bags
  • Hawkeye
  • Clawshot
  • Ghost Lantern

Collectibles

  • Ordon Sword
  • Master Sword
  • Ordon Shield
  • Hylian Shield
  • Hero’s Clothes
  • Zora Armor
  • Magic Armor
  • Big Quiver
  • Big Wallet

Other

  • 11 1/5 Hearts
  • 5 Hidden Skills
  • 23 Golden Bugs
  • 37 Poe Souls

Arbiter’s Grounds 

Action items

  • Fishing Rod
  • 4 Bottles
  • Slingshot
  • Lantern
  • Gale Boomerang
  • Iron Boots
  • Hero’s Bow
  • 3 Giant Bomb Bags
  • Hawkeye
  • Clawshot
  • Ghost Lantern
  • Spinner

Collectibles

  • Ordon Sword
  • Master Sword
  • Ordon Shield
  • Hylian Shield
  • Hero’s Clothes
  • Zora Armor
  • Magic Armor
  • Big Quiver
  • Big Wallet

Other

  • 12 3/5 Hearts
  • 5 Hidden Skills
  • 23 Golden Bugs
  • 41 Poe Souls

Snowpeak 

Action items

  • Fishing Rod
  • 4 Bottles
  • Slingshot
  • Lantern
  • Gale Boomerang
  • Iron Boots
  • Hero’s Bow
  • 3 Giant Bomb Bags
  • Hawkeye
  • Clawshot
  • Ghost Lantern
  • Spinner

Collectibles

  • Ordon Sword
  • Master Sword
  • Ordon Shield
  • Hylian Shield
  • Hero’s Clothes
  • Zora Armor
  • Magic Armor
  • Big Quiver
  • Big Wallet

Other

  • 13 Hearts
  • 6 Hidden Skills
  • 23 Golden Bugs
  • 45 Poe Souls

Snowpeak Ruins 

Action items

  • Fishing Rod
  • 4 Bottles
  • Slingshot
  • Lantern
  • Gale Boomerang
  • Iron Boots
  • Hero’s Bow
  • 3 Giant Bomb Bags
  • Hawkeye
  • Clawshot
  • Ghost Lantern
  • Spinner
  • Ball and Chain

Collectibles

  • Ordon Sword
  • Master Sword
  • Ordon Shield
  • Hylian Shield
  • Hero’s Clothes
  • Zora Armor
  • Magic Armor
  • Big Quiver
  • Big Wallet

Other

  • 14 2/5 Hearts
  • 6 Hidden Skills
  • 23 Golden Bugs
  • 48 Poe Souls

Sacred Grove 

Action items

  • Fishing Rod
  • 4 Bottles
  • Slingshot
  • Lantern
  • Gale Boomerang
  • Iron Boots
  • Hero’s Bow
  • 3 Giant Bomb Bags
  • Hawkeye
  • Clawshot
  • Ghost Lantern
  • Spinner
  • Ball and Chain

Collectibles

  • Ordon Sword
  • Master Sword
  • Ordon Shield
  • Hylian Shield
  • Hero’s Clothes
  • Zora Armor
  • Magic Armor
  • Big Quiver
  • Giant Wallet

Other

  • 14 4/5 Hearts
  • 6 Hidden Skills
  • 24 Golden Bugs
  • 51 Poe Souls

Temple of Time 

Action items

  • Fishing Rod
  • 4 Bottles
  • Slingshot
  • Lantern
  • Gale Boomerang
  • Iron Boots
  • Hero’s Bow
  • 3 Giant Bomb Bags
  • Hawkeye
  • Clawshot
  • Ghost Lantern
  • Spinner
  • Ball and Chain
  • Dominion Rod

Collectibles

  • Ordon Sword
  • Master Sword
  • Ordon Shield
  • Hylian Shield
  • Hero’s Clothes
  • Zora Armor
  • Magic Armor
  • Big Quiver
  • Giant Wallet

Other

  • 16 1/5 Hearts
  • 6 Hidden Skills
  • 24 Golden Bugs
  • 53 Poe Souls

Going to the City in the Sky 

Action items

  • Fishing Rod
  • 4 Bottles
  • Slingshot
  • Lantern
  • Gale Boomerang
  • Iron Boots
  • Hero’s Bow
  • 3 Giant Bomb Bags
  • Hawkeye
  • Clawshot
  • Ghost Lantern
  • Spinner
  • Ball and Chain
  • Dominion Rod
  • Horse Call

Collectibles

  • Ordon Sword
  • Master Sword
  • Ordon Shield
  • Hylian Shield
  • Hero’s Clothes
  • Zora Armor
  • Magic Armor
  • Big Quiver
  • Giant Wallet

Other

  • 17 Hearts
  • 7 Hidden Skills
  • 24 Golden Bugs
  • 55 Poe Souls

City in the Sky 

Action items

  • Fishing Rod
  • 4 Bottles
  • Slingshot
  • Lantern
  • Gale Boomerang
  • Iron Boots
  • Hero’s Bow
  • 3 Giant Bomb Bags
  • Hawkeye
  • Double Clawshots
  • Ghost Lantern
  • Spinner
  • Ball and Chain
  • Dominion Rod
  • Horse Call

Collectibles

  • Ordon Sword
  • Master Sword
  • Ordon Shield
  • Hylian Shield
  • Hero’s Clothes
  • Zora Armor
  • Magic Armor
  • Big Quiver
  • Giant Wallet

Other

  • 18 2/5 Hearts
  • 7 Hidden Skills
  • 24 Golden Bugs
  • 57 Poe Souls

A few last items 

Action items

  • Fishing Rod
  • 4 Bottles
  • Slingshot
  • Lantern
  • Gale Boomerang
  • Iron Boots
  • Hero’s Bow
  • 3 Giant Bomb Bags
  • Hawkeye
  • Double Clawshots
  • Ghost Lantern
  • Spinner
  • Ball and Chain
  • Dominion Rod
  • Horse Call

Collectibles

  • Ordon Sword
  • Master Sword
  • Ordon Shield
  • Hylian Shield
  • Hero’s Clothes
  • Zora Armor
  • Magic Armor
  • Giant Quiver
  • Giant Wallet

Other

  • 18 3/5 Hearts
  • 7 Hidden Skills
  • 24 Golden Bugs
  • 60 Poe Souls

Palace of Twilight 

Action items

  • Fishing Rod
  • 4 Bottles
  • Slingshot
  • Lantern
  • Gale Boomerang
  • Iron Boots
  • Hero’s Bow
  • 3 Giant Bomb Bags
  • Hawkeye
  • Double Clawshots
  • Ghost Lantern
  • Spinner
  • Ball and Chain
  • Dominion Rod
  • Horse Call

Collectibles

  • Ordon Sword
  • Master Sword
  • Ordon Shield
  • Hylian Shield
  • Hero’s Clothes
  • Zora Armor
  • Magic Armor
  • Giant Quiver
  • Giant Wallet

Other

  • 20 Hearts
  • 7 Hidden Skills
  • 24 Golden Bugs
  • 60 Poe Souls

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